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Plaid Cymru says ‘clear guidelines’ needed should Wales need to tighten local lockdowns

Plaid Cymru has today said that Wales needs ‘clear guidelines’ in regards to lockdown rules after Rhun ap Iorwerth MS said that the localised Leicester Lockdown is a “sign of what’s to come”.

Rhun ap Iorwerth, Member of Senedd for Ynys Môn and Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for Health, said:

“The option of introducing local lockdown restrictions has to be available. Welsh Ministers have signalled that they agree, but we need clear guidelines on how it would happen. Who makes the call? At which point? What restrictions should be considered? And what additional support may be available?

“Following the 2 Sisters outbreak in my constituency, the Council made the correct call not to reopen schools, but should there be signs of more widespread community transmission, such as that which has led to the increased lockdown measures in Leicester in England, then we need to know that Government is ready to act.

“Recent outbreaks around a number of food processing plants in Wales, and the Leicester Covid ‘spike’ in England could well be signs of what’s to come over the next few months, with localised increases in cases requiring swift action to contain them. We need to know that the Welsh Government is ready for that.”

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